DH had to literally plan my baby shower because my best friend is a complete flake, and my mom didn't know what to do. I was a little hurt that my mom kind of just gave DH a check and said you do it. I wouldn't have cared what she turned out as long as she cared enough to do it herself. It's nice that you are willing to take over even though it is hard on you. I am sure she will appreciate the effort. I know I would have. BTW, DH did a fantastic job. I should be a little nicer to him ... NAH!